Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing person.
On Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 44-year-old Samuel Castro, DOB 02/16/1969, AKA Samuel Cuarto/Samuel Mascareno, 1054 Thompson Avenue, Frostproof, was reported missing by his landlord, Lucio Anaya.
Anaya told detectives Castro was last seen on Monday, February 18, 2013, at approximately 1:30 pm. When deputies initially responded, there was no indication of a suspicious incident.
After conducting several interviews with friends and roommates, detectives became concerned Castro’s disappearance was unusual behavior for him. Castro has been described as a heavy drinker, but quiet and non-confrontational.
Castro is described as being approximately 5’9” tall and weighing approximately 140 pounds. He has dark brown eyes and black hair.
Anyone with information in Castro’s whereabouts is urged to contact Detective Consuelo Bias at 863-298-6952, or 298-6200.
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